posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 10:16 AM
I don't understand much about solar dynamics and was wondering if one of you knowledgeable folks would mind answering a question?
When the interplanetary magnetic field points south, does that allow more high energy particles to hit the earth? And if so, is it more troublesome
to have the IMF dial pointing south when the solar flare occurs, or when a CME actually hits the magnetosphere? Or am I completely confused, and the
north/south direction does not matter?
Thanks for any clarification.
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